Evaluating a successful project

Use this exercise to evaluate a completed project. By evaluating, you get a chance to reflect on the most valuable lessons and move forward to the next project with new knowledge.

  1. Spread out the Dialoogle cards on the floor.
  2. Ask the participants to pair up and find two cards each. One should illustrate an experience from a project that was particularly good. Which part of the picture describes the good experience? The other card should show something that you or your co-workers did differently at that time.
  3. Ask the participants to explain to one another why they have chosen their picture cards and elaborate on the answer.
  4. Find 1-3 common denominators in the presentations.
  5. Ask the participants to form a new pair, repeat their presentations and find common features. Remember these features! Repeat this process with new pairs for as long as you want.
  6. Afterwards, ask the participants to gather and write the common features on a blackboard. If you can think of a relevant feature that nobody has mentioned, you can add it to the blackboard.
  7. Ask 1-3 participants to make a to-do list of the common features: What are the essential features? What are the most important factors for making a project successful? This list can be used at the beginning of future projects.

In small groups of 2-3 persons, you can ask the participants to begin by doing the exercise by themselves. It is a good idea to give plenty of time for the presentations and discussions of ideas. This will make the common features stand out for the participants.



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